EGYPT: Young Girl Dies During Circumcision
Al-Minya, Egypt -- Budour Ahmad Shaker, a young girl from Al-Minya
province in Egypt, died while undergoing circumcision at a private
clinic. The Egyptian National Council for Mothers and Children called
on the Egyptian health minister to ban doctors from performing female
circumcisions. Egyptian Mufti Dr. Ali Gum'a said in response to the
incident that the former mufti of Egypt had already banned female
Sources: Al-Ahram, Egypt, June 23, 2006; Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Egypt, June 24, 2007; Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, June 25, 2007.